How to Defend Punitive Damages Claims Effectively—and Maybe Successfully

  • Published 2004

Abstract

A PUNITIVE damage award in a highprofile case is a corporate defense counsel’s worst nightmare. Consider, as examples, • $2.7 million punitive damages against McDonald’s Corp. for burns a customer suffered from a coffee spill; • $7.1 million for a secretary who prevailed in a sexual harassment case; • $101 million against General Motors in a design defect… (More)

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